May 6, 2011System Updates
ASUS Bamboo Collection U43SD notebooks with 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors
- Unique bamboo material innovation
- If you’re both fashion and eco-conscious, the U Series Bamboo Collection was made for you. Notebooks sport smoky brown bamboo exteriors that retain their organic look, properties and tactile feel—creating a personal journey as the wood matures and changes with time. The natural bamboo is supported by sleek brushed aluminum surfaces and a seamless chiclet keyboard that’s as comfortable to use as it is great to look at. These notebooks are also very light, making it easy for you to be an ambassador of good taste and environmental responsibility.
- ASUS picked bamboo for fetching looks as well as research identifying it as a quickly-replenishing resource whose utilization has almost no impact on the environment. Bamboo also offers tensile strength rivaling that of steel, making it a perfect substitute for plastic. Product packaging is equally eco-friendly, made of 100% natural and recyclable bamboo pulp and non-woven packing cloth.
- 2nd generation Intel® Core™ CPUs and new NVIDIA® graphics
- U Series Bamboo Collection notebooks are as sophisticated as they are beautiful. They feature the increased multitasking power of 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors with Sandy Bridge technology, enabling better yet more energy efficient computing. For graphics, discrete NVIDIA® GeForce™ GT 520M GPUs with 1GB of DDR3 video memory smooth out multimedia performance and offer enjoyable gaming with the latest action titles.
- Super Hybrid Engine power optimization for 10-hour battery life
- ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) monitors processing loads and delivers the exact amount of power suited to the task at hand.
- Exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine and NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology both feature on U Series Bamboo Collection notebooks, extending battery life with a more energy-conservative approach. Optimizing consumption for every specific task, Super Hybrid Engine leads to ten hours of battery on one charge, offering you true all-day computing by eliminating the need for frequent and wasteful recharging.
- Easy connections with Syncables software
- U Series Bamboo Collection notebooks also feature Syncables technology that enables effortless syncing with a plethora of devices, including desktop PCs, other notebooks, smartphones and digital cameras. This makes it easy to share files, backup data and access collections quickly. Intelligent syncing allows you to get more done using one light notebook as your nexus—invariably reducing the overall energy footprint as less equipment needs to be powered on at the same time.
- USB 3.0 technology USB 3.0 is another new addition to the range, enabling data transfers up to ten times faster than USB 2.0. It’s fully backward compatible so you’re assured all your existing USB devices will work as usual. Transferring massive files in mere seconds is a plus, but USB 3.0 is also good for the environment as it charges devices much faster than USB 2.0 with less consumption.
- Supports new J1 stepping CPU